Additive manufacturing (AM) specialists 3D Systems have created a certified partner program for medical device additive manufacturing companies. rms Company is the first to join this new quality supply network and will focus on design, development and manufacturing of medical implants using 3D Systems’ direct metal printing (DMP) technology.

 ‘We want customers to be able to choose among multiple partners with the same level of medical device manufacturing expertise as 3D Systems,’ said Kevin McAlea, executive vice president, general manager, metals and healthcare, 3D Systems. ‘With our new certified partner program and our ability to insource models for large medical device companies at our certified facilities in Denver, CO, and Leuven, Belgium, we are able to offer the same quality experience to a broader set of customers.’

As part of the new certification process, rms has validated its ProX DMP 320 printer, materials and support processes. The company is already engaged with several of its orthopedic customers to develop and manufacture implants using titanium powder. 

This story is reprinted from material from 3D Systems, with editorial changes made by Materials Today. The views expressed in this article do not necessarily represent those of Elsevier.